What is Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)?
(1) “Domestic violence” means: (a) Physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or the infliction of fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury or assault, between family or household members; (b) sexual assault of one family or household member by another; or (c) stalking as defined in RCW 9A.46.110 of one family or household member by another family or household member.
-Washington State Legislature, RCW 26.50.010
While PLU does not have a stand-alone policy for IPV, there do exist policies on sexual misconduct and violence prevention. Please visit PLU Student Rights and Responsibilities webpage for more information. The sections pertaining to Sexual Misconduct and Violence Prevention are particularly relevant.
PLU will uphold the Washington state policies and laws around the issue of IPV in order to protect its students and preserve their individual rights.
Intimate Partner Violence
Center for Disease Control – The Center for Disease Control is a website that provides information and resources on intimate partner violence.
Domestic Violence Fact Sheet – The Domestic Violence Face Sheet provides information about the prevalence of domestic violence and the effects it can have on victims and survivors.
10 Healthy Signs and 10 Unhealthy Signs – 10 Signs of a Healthy Relationship and 10 Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship from the One Love Foundation give aspects of a relationship to strive for and to shift away from.Power and Control Wheel – The Power and Control Wheel can help individuals identify patterns of abusive and violent behavior in relationships.
Victim's Advocate at PLU
Magdalena Stickel, PLU’s Victim’s Advocate is a trained professional who can help explain your options, connect you to other resources, and assist you in making a formal report should you decide to do so.